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San Francisco Anarchist Book Fair

Jan and I attended the San Francisco Anarchist Book Fair on March 17 and 18, 2007. As usual it was held in the County Fair Building by the Arbitoreum in Golden Gate Park. I always enjoy the book fair. It is a chance to see some old friends from the anarchist and publishing communities, to meet new people, and to catch up with new books and new ideas. I bought a copy of How Nonviolence Protects the State by Peter Gelderloos, which I hope to read and review soon. I sold a fair number of books and Jan sold a fair number of peace pins, water drop pendants and other jewelry. A lot of people attended, including both committed anarchists (there's a lot of them!), book lovers, and the politically or culturally curious. It is always a fun event. So here are some pictures.

Entering the building:

I listen to an attendee:

AK Press Distribution had the largest number of tables, books, and t-shirts:
AK Press

Earth First! Journal tables:
Earth First!

Left Bank Book Collective:
Left Bank

Bound Together Book Store hosts the fair, this is just one of their tables:
Bound Together

Manic D Press is noted for its fiction and poetry:
Manic D Press

For fun you could Bean the Bureaucrat (one of several games available outside the building):

The IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), aka the Wobblies, are still going strong over 100 years since their founding:

No money for a table? Got your application in late? Many groups and individuals set up outside the fair building:

Autonomedia from New York. I've read many of their books over the years.

Did you miss it? Too bad. There should be another fair next year.

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